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  • Bad Technology Day

    Cockpit Conversation
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I've been struggling with my phone lately, not getting text messages, not having it ring when I'm called. An update to the OS did the trick, even though the OS update notes were all for apps I don't use. I heard someone in the air having an equally frustrating time with technology. "We're struggling with the FMS right now. Can we have direct BOXON?" The FMS is the flight management system, the magic box that tells the flight director and the autopilot where the airplane is supposed to go. I don't know the clearance that the pilots were given initially, but they were apparently unable to…
  • ForeFlight Mobile Version 6.3.2 is Ready for iOS 8

    ForeFlight
    ForeFlight
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    ForeFlight Mobile version 6.3.2 is now available on the App Store. This update brings performance improvements, a few bug fixes, and most importantly support for iOS 8 landing today, and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available on September 19. We recommend all Stratus customers download this update as it improves app performance while connected. Preparing for iOS 8 We want ForeFlight apps to work well with the new operating system on the day it is released. Customers upgrade to new app and iOS versions quickly, so to prepare as much as possible we began testing with iOS 8 in June when Apple made…
  • Lockheed is near a deal for reduced-cost F-35s

    AIA dailyLead®
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Lockheed Martin is close to finalizing a deal for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, an order that would come with cost re -More- GET A TRUE PICTURE AND UNDERSTAND COMPENSATION PRACTICES This study is the only one of its kind to explore levels and changes in compensation and employment for engineers and technical employees in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries. The survey and online salary calculator is free to SAE International Members. Join us to access this members-only benefit, or purchase it today.
  • Pilots launch Capital Air Tour to promote GA and small airports

    Aviation eBrief
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Field Morey and Conrad Teitell launched their Capital Air Tour this week to promote general aviation and small airports.  -More- Introducing ArmorGlas™ by MYGOFLIGHT. The first pure glass screen protectors for iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone as well as popular avionics screens from Garmin, Avidyne & Aspen Avionics. Anti-Glare & Crystal Clear. Protects from scratches, shatters, fingerprints & smudges. Easy to apply. Easy to clean. Nothing protects like real glass. To learn more, click here.
  • French Pilot Unions Impede Air France Makeover

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Pierre Sparaco Union action may harm pilots and Air France alike SNPL Pilot Union Demands Could Sink A Struggling Air France read more
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    ForeFlight

  • ForeFlight Mobile Version 6.3.2 is Ready for iOS 8

    ForeFlight
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    ForeFlight Mobile version 6.3.2 is now available on the App Store. This update brings performance improvements, a few bug fixes, and most importantly support for iOS 8 landing today, and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available on September 19. We recommend all Stratus customers download this update as it improves app performance while connected. Preparing for iOS 8 We want ForeFlight apps to work well with the new operating system on the day it is released. Customers upgrade to new app and iOS versions quickly, so to prepare as much as possible we began testing with iOS 8 in June when Apple made…
  • Bulletin: September 18 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Data updates are now available to download for the September 18, 2014 – October 16, 2014 and September 18, 2014 – November 13, 2014 periods: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including over 100 new diagrams on September 18 North American Obstacles From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers: Georeferenced Instrument Procedures from the CAP…
  • ForeFlight’s iOS 8 Preflight Briefing

    tweihs
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Yesterday, Apple announced updates to iPhone, a new payment system called Apple Pay, the new Apple Watch, and the release date for iOS 8. We love new opportunities to build elegant apps – running on great hardware – that deliver exceptional experiences for pilots. Apple’s news makes more of this possible. Focusing on iOS 8 for a moment, Apple’s operating system releases typically generate some discussion in the aviation community – everything from ‘the sky is falling’ to ‘it is amazing, do it’. Here is our take. We want ForeFlight apps to work well with the new…
  • ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 Is Now Available On The App Store

    ForeFlight
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 is now available for download on the App Store. As a follow-up to our 6.3 release, this minor update focuses on performance improvements and a few bug squashes for a better app experience. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3.1 is a free update from the App Store and is available to all current subscribers. Click here for instructions on updating to the latest version.
  • Bulletin: August 21 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Data updates are now available to download for the August 21, 2014 – September 18, 2014 period: Airport and Navigation Database. ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, with a total of more than 1,000 diagrams on August 21. North American Obstacles. VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts. Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers: Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures. Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams. AFR High Enroutes, Area Charts EEA High…
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Pilots launch Capital Air Tour to promote GA and small airports

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Field Morey and Conrad Teitell launched their Capital Air Tour this week to promote general aviation and small airports.  -More- Introducing ArmorGlas™ by MYGOFLIGHT. The first pure glass screen protectors for iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone as well as popular avionics screens from Garmin, Avidyne & Aspen Avionics. Anti-Glare & Crystal Clear. Protects from scratches, shatters, fingerprints & smudges. Easy to apply. Easy to clean. Nothing protects like real glass. To learn more, click here.
  • World War II bomber restored for display at CAF show

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Fernando Cortez, director and curator of the U.S.  -More- 
  • Deal of the month in the AOPA Pilot Gear Store

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Just in time for football! Spend $30 or more and receive a free cooler with codes, 7376, 7377, or 7378.  -More- AOPA members get a 10% discount towards the purchase of a new HANGAR (excludes specials page on website). Aviators prefer Worldwide Steel Hangars because they stand tall in all weather conditions. Imitators cannot match our quality, our state-of-the-art designs, or our dedication to the aircraft industry. Visit the AOPA Lifestyles website to see this deal.
  • Supersonic flight held up by limited market, not technology

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Blogger Paul Bertorelli writes that the technology exists to design and build a supersonic aircraft that can carry 300 passen -More- 
  • Something special in Chino, speak up for pilot protection

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California, a world-class attraction you won't want to miss during the AOPA Fly-In Sept.  -More- 
 
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    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points

  • Last year’s RTW, Day 25–homecoming

    Mike Collins
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Over North Dakota, we prepare to fly into the final sunrise of our eastbound around-the-world journey. A year ago today–well, I guess technically speaking it was a year ago yesterday, Sept. 17 (thanks to that whole international date line thing, and our “groundhog day” on Sept. 15)–we concluded our epic around-the-world flight in Mike Laver’s MU-2. Again we were off before sunrise for the 1,196-nautical-mile hop back to Frederick, Md., which would require 4.2 hours of flight time. And there it is, the sunrise. The photographer in me really appreciated the thin,…
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 24–almost home

    Mike Collins
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    The Yukon River winds below us as we climb out of Fairbanks. It’s been an incredible, fantastic trip–but after 24 days, we’re both ready to be home. We take off from Fairbanks before dawn, heading southeast toward Ketchikan, Alaska. That’s the broad Yukon River curving through the landscape below. Distant peaks draw our attention–from 25,000 feet. As the sun rises, it dramatically lights snow-covered, distant peaks before reaching into the valleys. Alaska’s vastness never fails to amaze me. Sunrise seems like a good time for a selfie of us on the flight…
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 23

    Mike Collins
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Day 23 of our trip, one year ago today, sees our return to the United States–but not until very late in the evening. Also, today feels like the longest day of them all–by far. And it is, for a couple of reasons. First, we cross the International Date Line, so for us it’s Sept. 15 all over again. Second, our two legs–from Petropavlovsk to Anadyr, Russia, and then to Fairbanks, Alaska, total 1,930 nautical miles and 6.9 hours of flight time. While this is not our longest day, it takes the most time, because things in Russia seem to move only so fast. Lots of waiting,…
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 22

    Mike Collins
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Leaving Japan, we find that our arrival made the newspaper’s front page. When we arrived at the Nagoya airport a year ago today to fly north, our hosts presented each of us with copies of the previous day’s newspaper. Turns out our arrival was front-page news! I wish I knew what they said about us. They certainly couldn’t say we bounced the landing–Mike made a greaser here. More photos from Nagoya and more detail on this leg can be found on my original Day 22 blog post. Climbing through the outer bands of a typhoon as we leave Japan. Alas, we couldn’t linger. The…
  • Last year’s RTW, Day 21

    Mike Collins
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    My hotel room in Nagoya looked down on the tracks used by Japan’s “Bullet Train.” A year ago today was our fifth and last nonflying day of the around-the-world trip, and we spent most of it sightseeing around Nagoya. We considered riding the high-speed bullet train to Tokyo–the station was under our hotel–but ultimately decided to stay local. The fish adorning the castle are talismans, intended to prevent fire. Most of the morning was spent touring Nagoya Castle, rich in history and a prominent local landmark. The castle is adorned with…
 
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  • Earning the AGI Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate

    Avi Ator
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    I have recently taken and passed the FOI written. I would like to proceed and earn my A.G.I. designation. How many questions are on that particular test? Do any of the test prep companies have the required test prep information for study by those wanting to take the written? What material should be reviewed prior to taking this test? Which company has the best test preparation for the AGI ? ( King’s, Sheppard, Gliem, ASA)? Is it a relatively hard exam to prepare for?
  • Written test attitude indicator

    waleed banjar
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Hi there I have a question about some attitude indicator In the writen test for PPL i found a figure of attitude indicator which i found a strange or confusing in normal  AI if I am turning to the right the bank degree would show a turn to the right but in the figure that i found in the written test is totally the opposite this link shows the figure http://flight-school.appspot.com/media/img/figures/7.jpg the miniture airplane showing a bank to the right but the bank degree on the left
  • Tax considerations for flight training.

    paul v peterson
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I am working on obtaining my ground instructor credentials (AGI, IGI). Once I have these in place, will the rest of my flight training expenses for Instrument, Commercial, CFI/I become tax deductible? My understanding is that once I have the Ground Instructor credentials, the rest of my flight training (used to further my aviation career) would become tax deductible.
  • How to find a Mechanic for the annual of my glider

    Bidochon
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hi all, Is there a listing somewhere of mechanics that can perform annual on airplanes/gliders? I’m having trouble finding one where I leave (East TN).  Thanks  
  • What is the first line of a TAF mean?

    Zorg Landers
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    I am slightly confused what the first line of a TAF means. I can easily read TAFs, but nobody seems to explain this (books included). Example:  KJFK 171738Z 1718/1824 22006KT P6SM FEW050   FM171900 18008KT P6SM FEW050 FEW250   FM180200 21005KT P6SM FEW070 FEW250   FM180600 28004KT P6SM FEW070 SCT250   FM181200 35007KT P6SM FEW050 SCT250   FM181900 31007KT P6SM FEW050 SCT250 So it reads, at KJFK, TAF issued on the 17th at 1738z, from the 17th at 18z to the 18th at 24z… Is the bolded portion a summary (or average) of all of the following weather reports? Or is it the current…
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    Aviation Mentor

  • Knowing When to Fold

    John Ewing
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Few myths are more enduring than the beleaguered, sleep-deprived pilot who laconically accepts the aircraft he or she is given and, without worry or fear, takes to the skies to have curious adventures. Something Dr. ATP mentioned a few weeks back combined with my own recent experiences to make me want to remind pilots that it's absolutely okay to decide to not fly an aircraft. We're not Jimmy Doolittle or Chuck Yeager and for good reason. We're civilian flyers and safety should be our goal, not proving our courage and fearlessness. As student pilots we learned to do a thorough preflight, but…
  • Concise Guide to the DA42

    John Ewing
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    After countless hours of gathering photos, writing text, editing, re-photographing, and re-writing, the Concise Guide to the DA42 is now in the hands of the iBooks reviewers and should be available for download by September 15. You can download a sample or order the book now. This is the fourth aviation iBook I've published and in many ways, it was the hardest for a number of reasons.The TwinStar and the DA42NG are at the top of my list of favorite aircraft and I wanted my book to be comprehensive. That meant lots of photographs of components and descriptions of systems: While the DA42…
  • RNAV OBScurities

    John Ewing
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    A few years back the editors of the Aeronautical Information Manual changed the well-written overview of GPS, which was a shame because that concise description laid the conceptual framework pilots needed to understand waypoint sequencing, turn anticipation, and how and when to suspend waypoint sequencing. For their part, instructors are so busy teaching pilots how to wrestle with crappy GPS receiver user interfaces that a conceptual understanding of GPS often falls by the wayside. Many pilots have memorized the series of button pushes and knob twists that will accomplish their goal, but…
  • ForeFlight adds Weight & Balance

    John Ewing
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A few weeks ago, I had a discussion about flying an aircraft over gross weight and the person I was talking to seemed to be saying "It ain't no thang ..." I begged to differ since there are serious hazards associated with flying an aircraft over maximum takeoff weight or out of the CG envelope. And so I was pleased to see the addition of Weight and Balance calculations to ForeFlight, though one has wonder just how many more features can be added to ForeFlight as it continues to mature. So far the developers have done a decent job of adding features in a logical fashion, but there is a tipping…
  • Up the Down Staircase

    John Ewing
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    "Mooselips Approach, Cessna 12345, 3000 feet, request practice ILS 30 at Bison, published missed, information tango.""Cessna 12345, Mooselips Approach, Bison altimeter 3002, unable ILS 30, runway 12 in use at Bison, did you have another approach request?" If you haven't yet had an exchange like the one, it's likely that you soon will because the FAA has decided that opposite direction approaches into towered airports are no longer allowed. To the uninitiated, practice approaches to a runway when there's opposite direction traffic may seem inherently dangerous, but it is something that's…
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    Cockpit Conversation

  • Bad Technology Day

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I've been struggling with my phone lately, not getting text messages, not having it ring when I'm called. An update to the OS did the trick, even though the OS update notes were all for apps I don't use. I heard someone in the air having an equally frustrating time with technology. "We're struggling with the FMS right now. Can we have direct BOXON?" The FMS is the flight management system, the magic box that tells the flight director and the autopilot where the airplane is supposed to go. I don't know the clearance that the pilots were given initially, but they were apparently unable to…
  • Technology Ups and Downs

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    My ideas file is much longer than the time I am spending using it, so I've pulled out several news stories that I'd better comment on before they expire. No headline writer could resist the fact that the captain's arm came off during landing, but if you read to the end you realize that the prosthetic stayed attached to the body. It's the clamping device he was using to ensure that the artificial limb maintained a grip on the yoke during the flare that came off the yoke. I have worked with a student pilot with an prosthetic foot and know of a pilot who lost both arms flying with prosthetics,…
  • Paper or Plastic?

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    So we're about to evaluate the electronic cockpit. That is have all the charts on an iPad. Eliminate the two boxes of maps in the cockpit, the express ordering of charts for regions we suddenly have to venture, the hunt for a vendor that has the new VTA in stock, and possibly the chore of checking the charts periodically to see if a new one has come out. (Canadian VFR charts do not have a predetermined expiry date: there is a website that lists the probable release date of updated versions, but that list is a bit like the to do list that indicates when I will clean my kitchen or get my hair…
  • Tell Me Something I Need to Know

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When I was a student pilot I bought a trifold kneeboard. It consisted of a small metal clipboard inside a sturdy nylon array of pockets that could open out to cover slightly more than my lap, with a velcro strap to hold it on my leg. We almost all bought that thing. I know there were a few hardy students that made do with ordinary clipboards, or who made their own, but in general we thought this piece of technology would increase our ability to juggle map and nav log, pens and E6B, so we paid the money and strapped it on our knee. I never quite figured out what to do with the black nylon…
  • Guilty Little Pleasure

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I love conspiracy theories. I love the idea that the facts as presented could be explained in a way that fits the just as well as the accepted explanation, especially when it conveniently explains some other facts that are conventionally held to be unrelated, but mysterious. So for me "we didn't actually land on the moon: they faked it in a studio" doesn't qualify as fun, because "I don't understand physics well enough to understand how space travel works" isn't a fact that I need explained. But some things do need explaining. We complain when a movie or a book leaves loose ends, and we…
 
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    Indy Transponder

  • Indy Transponder 19-SEP-2014 1200z

    XPDR
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Blue Angels prepare for Oceana Air Show * WAVY-TV | VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Oceana Air Show is back after budget cuts forced the planes to be grounded last year. The Navy's Blue Angels had to cancel a good chunk of its schedule in 2013, but not this year. 10 On Your Side stopped by to see the...Videos | Pulling 7 Gs with the Navy's Blue Angels * The Virginian-Pilot | The Navy told me to prepare for my flight with the Blue Angels by running nightly. It takes a lot of endurance to absorb 6 or 7 Gs in the backseat of an F/A-18 Hornet, they said. Instead, I watched YouTube videos. Lots…
  • Pumpkins Away…

    XPDR
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Minden-Tahoe Airport - On October 11, 2014 the Minden-Tahoe Airport will hold its annual Aviation Roundup. This year will have a few new and very fun events. In the morning there will be rocket launches and all day you will be able to talk to rocket builders and perhaps find a new interesting hobby. As UAS or Drones dominate a lot of news today across the country the Aviation Roundup has secured a “Drone Zone”. Roundup attendees will be able to observe Drone flights on an obstacle course and learn more about Drone applications. Again this year the Airport will have a number of unique and…
  • Oct-Nov 2014 Vol.5 Issue 6 of The Aviation Magazine

    The Moose Guy
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    We at The Aviation Magazine (formerly The Magazine by AirShowsReview) attend not only air shows, but visit many aviation related events from museums and highlight visits to air force bases and air force exercises worldwide, such as Red Flag, Maple Flag, NATO Tiger Meet, and etc.We not only have a new name but also a new website, check it out for yourself.In the this issue of the BEST free aviation magazine we featured several air shows and military exercise worldwide; Marrakech 2014,  Thunder Over Solano Travis AFB, Green Shield 2014, Cannon AFB  Open House, KADEX 2014, OC  Air…
  • Indy Transponder 18-SEP-2014 0100z

    XPDR
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Biplane and Formula One * LiveAirShowTV | For those of you looking for the Formula One and Biplane races from Sunday morning, they are now published to our broadcast page...Reno 2014: Sunday 9-14-14 - Voodoo 1st, Czech Mate 2nd, And Precious Metal Disqualified?? * AirPigz | ...Regardless, Team Precious Metal did a fantastic job of getting the airplane into the Gold race and they have so much to proud of for their efforts. It was a great experience for me to be so close to the action in the PM pit, and I can verify that the team worked really hard and effectively in the quest for the Gold…
  • Indy Transponder 17-SEP-2014 0145z

    XPDR
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Reno Air Races 2014: Voodoo Gets the Win * FlyingMag | The 2014 edition of the National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport west of Reno, Nevada, concluded this weekend. While many of the usual suspects, such as Strega, Voodoo, Precious Metal and Czech Mate, competed in the Unlimited Class, which features the fastest airplanes in the competition, this year's race provided a lot of extra excitement....Thank you, Tiger for an amazing race! Enjoy Retirement! * TVR Photography [Nice work Tyson!]Live from the Reno Air Races: Talking to Nigel Lamb, Red Bull Air Race Pilot and Breitling…
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    Plane News

  • Five is Fun: Entertaining Things to Do in Benidorm

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Benidorm is a good place for a holiday with your family, friends or partner on any budget. This city in Spain is located by the sea and is popular with holidaymakers from Europe. Here are five great things to do while on holiday there.   Relax on spotless beaches Most holidaymakers come to Benidorm to enjoy the soft, Spanish sand and glorious sun. There are many beaches to choose from, stretching from Playa Poniente in the west to Playa Levante in the east, the former being less crowded than other beaches and is suitable for families and couples looking for a quiet place to relax and…
  • Is It Possible To Save Money In Sin City?

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
        What do you think of when you hear the words: Las Vegas? Probably glitz, glam, and plenty of cash. You’re not alone. Most of us consider Vegas to be an expensive and over the top vacation spot. There are all of those luxury hotels, pricey show tickets, and of course, the casinos to consider. Don’t give up hope just yet. It is possible to save money – and still have a wild time in Sin City. These thrifty ideas will give you the vacation you’ve been dreaming of…. without totally emptying your bank account.   Save On Flights and Accommodations Las Vegas isn’t just…
  • What To Do In Kuala Lumpur This Vacation Season

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the most visited destinations in all of Southeast Asia. It boasts of man-made wonders and natural treasures that you’ll definitely love. Simply put, from the moment you arrive in this one of a kind city, you’ll never experience a dull moment. So book your flights to Kuala Lumpur that are available on affordable rates and get ready for fun-filled adventure that you’ll never forget. Among the activities that you can enjoy while there are as follows: Visit the Petronas Twin Towers One of the tallest twin towers in the world (452 metres), the Petronas Twin…
  • Sights to See in Ekaterinburg

    admin
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Trans-Siberian Railways Tours and Holidays should definitely include a sightseeing trip to the fascinating city of Ekaterinburg, Russia’s third largest city. It’s a stunning city, abundant in fascinating things to see from museums and theatres to cultural delights galore. To top it off, locals are friendly, open, and have retained a wonderful sense of tradition. Historical Square Historical Square is one of the most important sites in Ekaterinburg when it comes to heritage. It’s not the prettiest sight by any means, being set along the Iset River banks – a polluted creek amidst a…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Brazil

    admin
    13 May 2014 | 8:02 am
    Not only is Brazil the fifth largest country in the world, this summer Brazil takes center stage as host to the 2014 World Cup. Fans and tourists from all continents will be witnessing Brazilian sights and sounds as they have never been experienced before. There is just so much to learn; the following eight points of interest include a glimpse of everything you need to know about Brazil! One – The FIFA World Cup: The 2014 FIFA World Cup features tournaments in twelve separate cities, where guests can see pros like Lionel Messi, and enjoy everything from football matches to a variety of…
 
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 316 – NASA’s Aeronautics Research

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    NASA’s aeronautical research activities, Boeing and Airbus production rates, an NTSB report on pilots and drugs, and an update on the F-35 engine fire. Guest Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., (USMC-Ret.) has been the NASA Administrator since July, 2009. During Charlie’s 34-year career with the Marine Corps, he served 14 years in NASA’s Astronaut Office and traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle. Charlie flew more than 100 combat missions in North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. He has a lengthy and distinguished career serving his country, including…
  • AirplaneGeeks 315 – Flying for Law Enforcement

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Patrolling the skies September 11, passengers fighting over reclining seats, pilot hypoxia, a Dubai aviation mega-hub, airplane weather radar, and the new Southwest livery. Guest Guest Patrice Billings was the first female police officer to become a helicopter pilot for a U.S. law enforcement agency. She was flying air patrol for the the St Louis County Police Department on September 11, 2001. Patrice was a member of the SWAT Team for 10 years and was even nominated for TV’s America’s Most Wanted Heroes Award. Now Patrice is a speaker and consultant, and brings her experience and wisdom…
  • AirplaneGeeks 314 – Bits & Pieces XIII

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    An interview with a Blackbird pilot, and another with Amelia Rose Earhart. Also, aviation type clubs, the 2014 AeroSpace X Awards, and we welcome a new team member. On account of the Labor Day holiday in the U.S., we bring you a collection of pre-recorded segments. We’ll be back to the normal format next episode, but this week we have: Rob Mark’s Labor Day Message Rob tells us the history, meaning, and future implications of the American Labor movement. Jamie Dodson’s Interview with Blackbird Pilot Ken Collins Ken Collins and Dr Jim Griffin with A-12 Blackbird Southern Museum of Flight…
  • AirplaneGeeks 313 – Cathy With a C, Babies No E

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, general aviation flying, business aviation recovery, the new Eastern Air Lines, UPS 1354, hacker threats, two Lancasters and a Vulcan. Guest Most of Cathy Babis‘ professional experience has been in the aviation industry.  She is a pilot, flight instructor, ground instructor, air traffic controller, weather observer, and aviation chart cartographer. She’s also a standup comedian. Cathy works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency making instrument flying charts for military pilots to use when flying outside the U.S. The NGA is both…
  • AirplaneGeeks 312 – Managing a Privately Owned Airport

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Running a privately owned/public use general aviation airport, flight instruction, FAA position on GA ride sharing, biometric technology at the airport, an airline passenger survey, the C-130, Exercise Black Pitch, and a HondaJet interview. Guests Shelly DeZevallos from West Houston Airport tells about running a general aviation airport. She grew up around the small, gravel strip airport where her father worked as a flight instructor. He bought the airport in the 1970’s, and now West Houston Airport is the family’s privately owned/public use airport with a dual taxiway, a 4000 foot…
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    Greteman Group » News & Views

  • Wichita Eagle; Have You Heard; You Don’t Say

    Greteman Group
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    “I’m interviewing a man about a Frosted Flake chicken on a stick.” – An explanation from the Greteman Group’s Rachel Groene, who is handling the agency’s Kansas State Fair account, on why she needed a colleague to help on another account. The Wichita Eagle Carrie Rengers You don’t say © The Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Business & Commercial Aviation; Shattering Glass for Women in Aviation

    Greteman Group
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Shattering Glass for Women in Aviation Talent abounds; let’s use it By William Garvey, Editor-in-Chief There’s a natural slowness to summer that helps us reflect about our choices, reconnect with people, ideas and goals lost in the everyday hurry, and rejuvenate – cannonballing into a lake full of happy, squealing children is guaranteed to reset...
  • Wichita Eagle; Sneak peek: A look at the new Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport’s art

    Greteman Group
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    September 2, 2014 The Wichita Eagle Kelsey Ryan When you walk into the new Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, you’ll be welcomed to the Air Capital of the World. And although the terminal won’t open until April, the history exhibits and public art that will be displayed inside are in their final stages. “A lot...
  • Wichita Eagle; Out of Office

    Greteman Group
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Rachel Groene, left, of Greteman Group talks with Mary Beth Chambers of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas at a Public Relations Society of America Kansas Chapter meeting on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Greteman Group © Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Upward Bound: Aviation Marketplace Projections

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The best thing you can tell a roomful of aviation professionals is that the industry they love and depend on is poised for growth. And that’s the welcome news respected aviation forecaster Rolland Vincent conveyed as Wichita Aero Club’s August keynote speaker. Vincent analyzed where we are, how we got here and where we’re going....
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    Defense-Update

  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

    Tamir Eshel
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.               Related StoriesInnovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiIsrael receives new M346 trainers from ItalyBetter helmets, headgear improve blast protection, reduce facial injury 
  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The collapse of the Syrian regime’s military stronghold around Quneitra, the main city in the Syrian Golan height, and border crossing with Israel has caught the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) facing a mission it was not prepared to do - face extremist Syrian Jihadist rebels that have been fighting the Syrian regime for more than two years. Two UN contingent forces from Fiji and the Philippines were involved in the fighting over the weekend.               Related StoriesGlobal Hotspots Report –…
  • Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Israel’s air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The               Related StoriesGlobal Hotspots Report – 8/2014Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport,US airlines cancel Israel-bound flights fearing rocket attacks 
  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.               Related StoriesHovermast – a bird’s eye view over the hillAeronautics revamps Orbiter 2 – new B model is an all-digital systemGlobal Hotspots Report – 8/2014Cyber Intelligence Report – August 1, 2014Taranis UCAV demonstrates stealth capabilities 
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
 
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  • The Wings Over New Zealand Show – LIVE TONIGHT (9/16/14) – 9pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Dave Homewood takes over the airwaves tonight LIVE for the first time on Warbird Radio.com.  Join us in welcoming Dave and the Wings Over New Zealand Show to the family.  Hear stories about a very special RNZAF DC-3 and much more tonight at 9pm (EASTERN) immediately following Warbird Radio LIVE!  Thanks for […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – Bill Harrison & EAA B-17 Update – TONIGHT 8pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Matt Jolley is back with a brand new episode featuring the man who donated the B-17 to the EAA, Dr. Bill Harrison.  Hear Dr. Harrison’s story tonight (9/16/14) starting at 8pm (EASTERN).  Matt will also check in with Chris Henry to find out what’s going on with the EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast […]
  • The Texas Warbird Report – Authors Dan Linn & Brad Pilgrim – TONIGHT 9pm (EASTER)

    Staff Writer
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Join us tonight (09-09-14) for the first episode of The Texas Warbird Report!  Host Zane Adams welcomes warbird regulars turned authors Dan Linn and Brad Pilgrim.  For decades the Breckenridge, Texas air show was the stuff of legend.  Brad and Dan routinely attended the air show and fortunately took lots of pictures. Last […]
  • WWII P-51″Mustang” Pilot Jerry Yellin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Tuesday 8pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Noted military aviation author and former WWII P-51 pilot Jerry Yellin shares his story this Tuesday night with Matt Jolley.  Mr. Yellin landed on Iwo Jima March 7, 1945, strafed Japanese positions for the US Marines and flew 19 long range (VLR) missions over Japan. He and his wife of 61 years, Helene, […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – The Welcome Back Show – Episode 540

    Staff Writer
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Matt’s back LIVE tonight (9-2-14) at 8pm Eastern time.  Tune in for an action packed show with lots of guest and some big news for our Texas friends.  Did we mention the all new LIVE channel is back as well?  New shows and some of your favorites can be heard 24/7 by […]
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    anna.aero

  • Aeromar has 0.1% of US-Mexico traffic with three routes to Texas; 18 domestic routes account for less than 2% of market

    anna.aero
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Aeromar has been operating in Mexico for more than a quarter of a century as a niche, ‘executive’ airline. With a fleet of mostly ATRs it operates primarily on short-haul flights from Mexico City. We look at the airline’s busiest routes and its international activities. Mexico’s Aeromar has been around since the late 1980s offering […]The post Aeromar has 0.1% of US-Mexico traffic with three routes to Texas; 18 domestic routes account for less than 2% of market appeared first on anna.aero.
  • New airline routes launched (9 September – 15 September 2014)

    anna.aero
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    A total of 21 air services were launched by 13 airlines during the course of last week, including Norwegian linking London Gatwick to two more European capitals, Frontier Airlines expanding its domestic network with five new routes as well as Spring Airlines commencing its first international route from Hangzhou. The rest of this week’s new […]The post New airline routes launched (9 September – 15 September 2014) appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Cebu Pacific Air arrives in Australia

    anna.aero
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Cebu Pacific Air commences non-stop Manila to Sydney flights against two other carriers. Cebu Pacific Air, the airline we examined in more detail last week, became the latest airline to enter the Australian air travel market with the introduction on 9 September of four times weekly flights on the 6,243-kilometre route from Manila (MNL) to […]The post Cebu Pacific Air arrives in Australia appeared first on anna.aero.
  • firefly starts two more routes in Malaysia

    anna.aero
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    firefly adds Penang-Krabi link and Johor Bahru-Ipoh link using ATR 72s. firefly, the regional subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has added two new routes during the last week. On 11 September it launched thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays) flights on the 332-kilometre route from Penang (PEN) to Krabi (KBV) in Thailand, followed on the 15 September by […]The post firefly starts two more routes in Malaysia appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Czech Airlines adds destination #2 in Sweden

    anna.aero
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Czech Airlines makes Gothenburg its latest destination from Prague, served with six weekly flights using its ATR 72s. Czech Airlines’ Prague to Gothenburg via Hamburg Czech Airlines expanded its presence in the Swedish market with the addition of Gothenburg (GOT) from its Prague (PRG) base, operated via Hamburg (HAM). The 963-kilometre airport pair to the […]The post Czech Airlines adds destination #2 in Sweden appeared first on anna.aero.
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    SimpliFlying

  • Airline Winners at 5th Annual SimpliFlying Awards 2014 #SFAwards14

    SimpliFlying
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    SimpliFlying Awards: The Authoritative Showcase of Best Social Media Practices of Leading Airlines on Social Media This evening, the top finalists of 5th Annual SimpliFlying Awards shared the best of their social media milestones at the Travel Distribution Summit hosted by EyeforTravel in New York City. These winners and highly commended finalists had been shortlisted from each category, a culmination of: Six stellar judges, renowned aviation, travel and digital marketing experts who assessed the awards entries Over 39,830 public votes received in 3 weeks Views and participation from over…
  • [Presentation] Future of travel marketing – in the age of mobile and wearables #TDSusa

    Shashank Nigam
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    I had the opportunity today to deliver a keynote presentation at the Eyefortravel Travel Distribution Summit in New York City. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Google, Sabre and IHG. The focus of my presentation was to provide an industry outlook into what are the key opportunities for travel marketing, with the advent of mobile and wearable technologies. Specifically, I discussed the following: 2014 is the year of the Connected Traveller – and airlines, airports, hotels need to be prepared for this reality There are ample innovations in the mobile space – airports…
  • Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in August 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report

    Shubhodeep Pal
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Jointly produced by SimpliFlying, and industry and consumer trends research agency, airlinetrends.com, the highly-acclaimed Airline Marketing Benchmark Report analyses a wide range of airline marketing case studies each month. Disover 15 new innovative airline marketing campaigns. Every month. The monthly report contains a selection of the 15 most innovative marketing and advertising campaigns launched by airlines around the world and assesses their impact. If you are a numbers person, you’d love our report too! What’s in this month’s report? A wide range of case studies…
  • Airline Branding Basics: Q&A with SimpliFlying’s Li Guen

    Li Guen
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    As head of communications and marketing at SimpliFlying, Li Guen conducts industry research that helps airlines stay ahead of the marketing curve. In a Q&A with Sparksheet@APEX, she shares her take on the promises and pitfalls of airline branding in the digital age. Read the original article here   One of the major changes in the airline branding space is so universally acknowledged it’s almost too cliché to mention: Airlines are no longer in control of their brands. Based on your experience, how should airlines think about this new reality? Rather than seeking control, brands…
  • [CNBC Interview] The Rise of Asian Airports and the Connected Future of Airports

    Shubhodeep Pal
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    I was interviewed last week by CNBC on the rise of Asian airports and the role of connectivity in improving passenger experience. While surveys by companies such as Skytrax focus largely on the quality of facilities, it is important to remember that “having” an experience is only half the battle. The connected airport of the future will be successful in promoting these facilities and ensuring that passengers actively engage with them. This is especially important since today’s Connected Traveller — who is keen to share photographs and reviews on the go — is…
 
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    Aviation Marketing Strategies

  • Why Does Your Marketing Company Care About Your Security Procedures?

    Paula Williams
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    ABCI is a marketing company. We spend most of our time thinking up ways to get MORE people to see your company, your products, and your  marketing messages.  So, why do we care about the security procedures of our clients? Two reasons: We don’t want anything to happen that might make our clients look bad. We don’t want anything to happen that might make ABCI look bad! We like to joke that “there are no marketing emergencies.” But there are things that need to be addressed immediately from a PR perspective, and that makes more work for ourselves and our clients. Here…
  • Panel Discussion – Content Management

    Paula Williams
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    We’re looking forward to a great panel discussion next week that you’ll definitely want to be a part of if you’re involved in sales or marketing in the aviation industry! We’ll be asking the questions YOU want to ask, of the people who are “in the trenches,” creating great marketing materials for different parts of the aviation industry, week after week. Our panelists: (In alphabetical order, because they all get star billing) Todd Lohenry Manager, Digital and Social Media at Kestrel Aircraft Company. Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Consultant, Digital Architect, Web Developer,…
  • The Myth of “Set it and Forget it” Marketing.

    Paula Williams
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    We are in the business of automating everything that’s possible to automate, and making your marketing as easy as possible. Unfortunately, Ron Popeil’s popular late-night commercials may have been true for kitchen appliances, but it’s just not that easy for the marketing processes vital to your business. Ron Popeil made the phrase “set it and forget it” famous in his late-night infomercials. It’s become such a part of the culture that many people think it applies to building relationships other key business functions! Our task is to manage, and monitor change…
  • Sales Phobia Panel Discussion – Excerpts

    Paula Williams
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Last week, we hosted a panel discussion with five experienced sales professionals in different parts of the aviation industry.  We learned a lot about “sales phobia,” a common affliction in the aviation industry.   Thanks much to our “all star” panel. The full transcript and recording will be on their way to our members and panelists this week. Here are a few excerpts for everyone to enjoy. Sales Phobia Panel Discussion Excerpt – How to Prepare for a Sales Call We asked sales experts in the Aviation Industry – “How Do You Prepare for a Sales…
  • Critical Sales Failure Point – The Handoff

    Paula Williams
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    We’ve all had experiences where we are are the victim of a “handoff” from marketing to sales to customer service in companies where  people don’t seem to be able to “get it together.” This is a costly sales failure point, as well as a huge frustration for customers. Cable companies are notorious for this, but aviation companies are certainly not innocent. Customer Frustrations Resulting from Poor Handoffs Repeated “cold” calls from the same company, after telling the salesperson you have no interest. The salesperson launches into a…
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    Multiply LeadershipMultiply Leadership | Flight Test + Mathematics x Leadership

  • learning to fly — observations #33

    Mark Jones Jr
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    How do you teach someone to land an airplane? A twenty one year old is almost totally incapable of jumping into the cockpit of a T-6 Texan II and teaching himself to fly. He (or she) will almost certainly kill himself in the process. Contrast this thought with the fact that Wilbur and Orville Wright taught themselves to fly. Furthermore, an experimental test pilot, having never flown an aircraft before, can take-off on the first-ever flight of an experimental aircraft for which no one has an idea on its handling and flying qualities and literally teach himself to fly it. How do we resolve…
  • Boeing’s first airplane — observations #32

    Mark Jones Jr
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Failure isn’t final. Bill Boeing’s first airplane failed (“a handmade, clumsy seaplane copied from a Martin seaplane” which flunked its Navy trials), and his company faced such difficulty during its first few years of operations that it entered the furniture business to keep itself aloft! Douglas Aircraft, in contrast, had superb initial success with its first airplane. Designed to be the first plane in history to make a coast-to-coast nonstop trip and to lift more load than its own weight, Douglas turned the design into a torpedo bomber which he sold in quantity to the Navy. 25…
  • manage the workload — observations #31

    Mark Jones Jr
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    With the host of tools available to the modern pilot, one can’t help but wonder what the best way is to manage the workload, to use the automation in a way that does not add unnecessary workload.  In some cases, it’s possible to use tools intended for autopilot use even when hand-flying.  Here’s one example, one opinion. The Speed Bug The use of the speed bug indicates to the entire crew what speed target the pilot intends to fly.  Anyone can look up at any time and see if the aircraft is “on speed”. With this speed bug reference anyone can detect and…
  • Index of First Flights — August

    Mark Jones Jr
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Feedback needed: Should I clean up the format? Should I hyperlink or just leave it as plain text? What else do you like or not like about the layout? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact with your thoughts. 8/1/2002 First flight of the @ScaledC White Knight One http://ow.ly/zPrBg http://ow.ly/zPrJF #flighttest 8/2/1966 First flight of the Sukhoi Su-17 #flighttest http://ow.ly/zSj0T via Sukhoi.org –> http://ow.ly/zSj8B 8/3/1954 First flight of the Rolls Royce “Flying Bedstead” Thrust Measuring Rig #flighttest http://ow.ly/zT6yz 8/4/1954 First flight of the P.1A, prototype of…
  • three kinds of leaders — observations #30

    Mark Jones Jr
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Tom Peters shares the following anecdote in the book he coauthored, In Search of Excellence. [Stanford's Harold Leavitt] view’s the managing process as an interactive flow of three variables: pathfinding, decision making, and implementation. For example, a typical class would suggest President John Kennedy as a pathfinder. For the decision-making stereotype, they might pick Robert McNamara in his role of Secretary of Defense or Jimmy Carter as President. For the prototypical implementer, everyone thinks of Lyndon Johnson. To add understanding, Leavitt has his class associate various…
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    Greteman Group

  • Wichita Eagle; Have You Heard; You Don’t Say

    Greteman Group
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    “I’m interviewing a man about a Frosted Flake chicken on a stick.” – An explanation from the Greteman Group’s Rachel Groene, who is handling the agency’s Kansas State Fair account, on why she needed a colleague to help on another account. The Wichita Eagle Carrie Rengers You don’t say © The Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Business & Commercial Aviation; Shattering Glass for Women in Aviation

    Greteman Group
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Shattering Glass for Women in Aviation Talent abounds; let’s use it By William Garvey, Editor-in-Chief There’s a natural slowness to summer that helps us reflect about our choices, reconnect with people, ideas and goals lost in the everyday hurry, and rejuvenate – cannonballing into a lake full of happy, squealing children is guaranteed to reset...
  • Wichita Eagle; Sneak peek: A look at the new Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport’s art

    Greteman Group
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    September 2, 2014 The Wichita Eagle Kelsey Ryan When you walk into the new Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, you’ll be welcomed to the Air Capital of the World. And although the terminal won’t open until April, the history exhibits and public art that will be displayed inside are in their final stages. “A lot...
  • Wichita Eagle; Out of Office

    Greteman Group
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Rachel Groene, left, of Greteman Group talks with Mary Beth Chambers of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas at a Public Relations Society of America Kansas Chapter meeting on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Greteman Group © Wichita Eagle, 2014
  • Upward Bound: Aviation Marketplace Projections

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The best thing you can tell a roomful of aviation professionals is that the industry they love and depend on is poised for growth. And that’s the welcome news respected aviation forecaster Rolland Vincent conveyed as Wichita Aero Club’s August keynote speaker. Vincent analyzed where we are, how we got here and where we’re going....
 
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    Air Facts Journal

  • The most fun I have ever had in an airplane

    Graf Hilgenhurst
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Editor’s note: This article is the latest in our “My Adventure” series, where everyday pilots share their memorable flights. Send your story: editor@airfactsjournal.com Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base First, in the interest of full disclosure, let’s get a couple of things out of the way: 1. At no time will you be flying solo. You will start out with an instructor in the front seat, and end up with an FAA examiner in the front seat. 2. The price of the two-day course includes five hours of dual, after which you may or may not be ready for your checkride. Additional instruction is…
  • Redemption – convincing my wife to fly again

    Mark Fay
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Last September I broke something important to me. The cause was more an abundance of caution than of carelessness, and I took comfort in that. Still, I wished I could fix it. Sitting at the kitchen counter one morning in June I thought I saw a way to make it right. My 13-year old son had walked up and innocently asked, “We are flying to camp this year, aren’t we, Dad?” “We are flying to camp this year, aren’t we, Dad?” I looked at my wife Leanne. Her face had turned ashen and we both knew the import of his question. It meant that she might have to get back in…
  • Security theater – 5 things pilots shouldn’t have to live with

    John Zimmerman
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    September 11 was different this year, at least for me. In 2006, five years after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, I remember thinking that it was too soon to really appreciate the changes these events had brought. In 2011, the ten year commemorations were so overwhelming that I just tuned out. This year, far enough removed from the events to have perspective but close enough to still remember life before them, some things hit home. One was how old those news reports looked–while 2001 seems like just a few years ago, it was clearly another era when you watch the CNN…
  • Fog makes a flight to remember

    Fernao Pedroso Mazzei
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Editor’s Note: This is the latest article in our series called “I Can’t Believe I Did That,” where pilots ‘fess up about mistakes they’ve made but lived to tell about. If you have a story to tell, email us at: editor@airfactsjournal.com It was winter time in Brazil, São Paulo State. The route of flight, searching for VFR weather. I was fresh from my private pilot course. I was young (21) and bold. I bought an Aeronca 7AC Champion with a 65 hp engine and decided to put an 85 hp in my PP-DCJ with a friend who is an A&P mechanic and worked in Birigui City, a small town near…
  • From the archives: Bob Buck flies a Connie from LA to London

    Bob Buck
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Editor’s note: Bob Buck was one of Air Facts’ most popular writers in the 1950s and 60s, beloved for his first-hand accounts of the changing airline world. Whether it was a Lockheed Constellation or a Boeing 707, Buck took readers along for an incredible ride. In our latest trip through the Air Facts archives, we fly from Los Angeles to London via the polar route, as told from the left seat of a Connie.  In the cool California morning, made grey by the persistent early morning stratus overcast, I walked toward the hangar and my eventual destination of the dispatch and weather…
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    iPad Pilot News

  • Bad Elf introduces new Pro+ model

    John Zimmerman
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Bad Elf Pro GPS has been one of the most popular iPad accessories in aviation for a few years now, especially with turbine operators. The combination of a very high performance GPS receiver, a built-in screen and outstanding battery life made it our top pick in the crowded wireless GPS field. The company recently introduced the new Pro+ model, which is the most full-featured GPS we’ve seen for the iPad. The new Bad Elf Pro+ is the most advanced iPad GPS on the market. The Pro+ has the same basic design as the Pro, with a waterproof case and built-in screen–it has a solid feel…
  • iPad Pilots: it’s time to update your digital charts

    Bret Koebbe
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Keeping ForeFlight’s digital charts up to date is a breeze Get out your iPad and connect to WiFi – it’s time to update your digital charts. The new cycle starts Thursday, September 18, and will be valid for 28 to 56 days depending on chart type. We strongly recommend that you plug your iPad into a power source before starting the update since it can take several hours to download all the data. ForeFlight users: select More at the bottom right, then Downloads at the top left. One press of the green Download button at the bottom of the screen will download all the queued…
  • Flight planning, 2004 vs. 2014

    John Zimmerman
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Sometimes we take for granted how fast technology moves, and how beneficial that progress is. That’s especially true for pilots, who’ve seen incredible advances in panel mount avionics, aviation apps and portable iPad accessories–often at lower prices than ever before. Consider this comparison… 2004 You’re headed to visit your aging parents in Chicago, and what better way to do that than by flying your 1973 Cessna 172? The first step is to order the charts you need, so two weeks before your trip you pick the 18 different sectionals, IFR en route charts and…
  • Should I upgrade to iOS 8?

    Bret Koebbe
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    This time every year we post an article advising pilots to be patient when the new iOS arrives for iPhones and iPads, to give some time for the dust to settle and ensure your favorite aviation applications are updated and fully compatible with the new operating system. The public release of iOS 8 is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 17, and we again think it’s wise to hold off from updating right away, especially on an iPad you use for critical in-flight data. That does not mean new iOS releases are bad, so don’t be afraid of them. Just be thoughtful about when you update.
  • Pilot report: flying the new SiriusXM weather receiver

    John Zimmerman
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    SiriusXM’s new SXAR1 is a wireless weather and audio receiver for the iPad. At Oshkosh this summer, SiriusXM introduced a new portable weather receiver for the iPad, the SXAR1. The product is now shipping, and we’ve had a chance to fly with it on a few longer trips. Here are some of our reactions. The unit itself is well made – it is fairly compact and very light weight. It features four status lights: power, GPS, Bluetooth and SiriusXM connection status. Like most wireless accessories, though, you can view status information on your iPad as well. The SXAR1 pairs with…
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    New Airport Insider

  • Australian Airports Build: Brisbane Airport Under Pressure

    Dan Parsons
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    This is part 2 in a 3-part series on Australian airport development. Part 1 looked at the decision to build a second airport in Sydney and the politics surrounding that decision. Fuelled by the commencement of the Asian century, Australia’s […]
  • Incheon Airport South Korea Evaluates European A-CDM

    Kris de Bolle
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Being an advocate of best practices to implement airport collaborative decision making implies agenda flexibility, and investing ample time to allow A-CDM candidates to grasp the concept of A-CDM as it is practiced in live operations. Be it after business […]
  • Australia Airports Build: Politics and Sydney Airport No. 2

    Dan Parsons
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    A couple of the world’s airport hotspots have already been profiled on this blog but this post isn’t about a hotspot, it’s probably more of an odd-spot. While Australia is a big country, it is also a small country. It […]
  • Introduction to Airport Planning: The Master Plan

    David Ruiz-Celada
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:35 am
    On January 1st, 1914. Abram Pheil became the 1st scheduled passenger in aviation history when he travelled between St. Petersburg and Tampa on a two-seater: Benoist XIV. More than 100 years have passed since, and aviation has bloomed as a whole […]
  • A-CDM Get Together at Heathrow Airport

    Kris de Bolle
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
    Left to right: Rodolphe Linais from Aéroports de Paris – A-CDM at Charles de Gaulle Airport / Ruud van Ooij from KLM – A-CDM* de-icing project at Schiphol Airport / Hans Kelder from KLM Ground Services – A-CDM* de-icing project at […]
 
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  • How to survive an engine failure?

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    Baltic Aviation Academy, one of the fastest growing aviation training organizations in Europe, presents a footage from challenging Boeing 737 CL full flight simulator session as well as a brief explanation of performed procedures.
  • Video: More Proof Flying Is Magical

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    More proof (as if we needed more) that flying is truly magical. This time via a DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver operating in British Columbia.
  • Innovation at Airbus: 3D printing

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Airbus is exploring applications of additive layer manufacturing -- or 3D printing -- in its jetliner product line to take advantage of this innovative production method which results in parts that are 30-55 per cent lighter, with shorter lead times, fewer materials used during production and a significant reduction in the manufacturing process' environmental footprint.
  • The American “Mach Loop” is on the Death Valley

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    There is a series of spotting places in Wales, UK, that aviation enthusiasts have nicknamed the “Mach Loop” after the small town at the circuits’ most southern point: Machynlleth. The “Mach Loop” is located inside an unpopulated area that was given the designation ‘Low Flying Area’ 7 (LFA-7). Here’s a cool video showing multiple F/A-18 Hornet jets flybys during a training sortie over there. Beware: video contains strong language
  • Turkish Air Forces Aerobatic Team

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 demonstration team fly over Hill AFB, Utah, practicing various maneuvers in preparation for the Warriors Over the Wasatch ai. Let's take a ride inside the cockpit with the aerobatic team from the Turkish air force. Amazing!
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